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Old 12-16-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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All right guys here we go. I have raced off road for about three years and got out of it due to havin a family. My son and I are gettin back into it. He has the new Slash 4X4, and I have a custom built T4/B4 dirt oval latemodel. I am currently running the old Novak SS 5800 8.5T motor and SC system. Well, needless to say when we went to the track for the first time in 6 years, i was BLOWN away!!!!! All the new tech is mind blowing to say the least. Ok, aside from all the new tech, it was all pretty understanding. I started noticing all these new "rectangled shaped" battery packs. So, me bein a curious natured person, i started askin. I got the deer in the head lights look. FROM EVERYONE. like where in the heck have you been. Well the answer came from a very helpful friend of mine that I bought the slash from. Its LiPo man. the latest and greatest. Then he started this whole techno savy jargen that sounded like a greek instructor in a class full of fluent students. So heres my question. With my current motor speedo set up, what do I need to go fast, "safely" with out burnin my car up or my house. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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As far as I'm aware what you have is one of the earliest brushless systems. the 5800 was designed as a mild modified. Have a look at what the lowest turn motor your ESC manual says it will handle, then find a modern motor of that turn, that should help you go fast as cheaply as possible.

To go to LiPo batteries you will need a low Voltage cut-off, without it you will damage the LiPos when the dump. The newest ESCs have this feature built in. So maybe think about a new ESC as well.

I'd been out of the sport for a few years until recently too. I came back racing 12th only because it was the only class I could compete in with old gear, and then only really at club level. I'm only just updating everything now, and finding I pretty much have to do it all at once. Do you realise 12th scale cars don't even have T-bars anymore!?
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